LSM Structural engineers design all our house roof structures. This enables us to supply a complete set of constructions drawings to our clients and architects. Upon completion of a project a standard inspection is carried out and an engineer's certificate issued.
Our service includes the installation of drencher piping for thatch roof including rational fire designs.
We can arrange for our broker to meet with the client to discuss the insurance company's sophisticated services, which are tailored to individual customers. This takes into consideration such factors as additional safety measures including fire retardant thatching, drencher systems, dedicated hose reels, fireplace designs and proximity of the building to the nearest fire station. As South Africa's only specialist thatch insurer, the company is able to offer significantly lower base rates and further automatic discounts for each of the above-mentioned built-in risk reduction measures.
Suppliers of Treated Poplar Timber
Thatchscapes supplies poplar wood, supplying mainly to architects, project managers and builders who are looking for a product which will lend a unique style to a home's interior. Tongue and groove poplar floor and ceiling planks and roughly squared beams (as wide as 300 X 300mm) are popular choices.
We use only high-quality, carefully selected Albertinia Winter Reed
SABS approved pine poles are used: clear treated / tanolith treated, and treated poplar poles (on request)
Only galvanised nails are used
SABS approved bitumen treated thatch twine or galvanised or stainless steel binding wire
Imported fire retardant blanket
SABS approved 375 micron plastic and galvanised wire mesh for ridge capping
We are proud to offer a one year guarantee on all new thatch roof gazebos and a two year guarantee on thatch roof houses and bigger projects. If we are selected to service the roof within 24 months from finishing date, we will gladly extend your guarantee for a further three years.
Our services include